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a little while ago jesse jackson jr. said that he has been suffering from bipolar we haven't seen him at all he is at the mayo clinic he has won this race. there is really no place for you to be tonight. he is not here, sandy is not here his family is not here as a matter of fact the rev. we hear tonight is in ohio. can you hear us? >> that's why we are at an election night party here in the second congressional district in madison at the sports bar and grill you know jesse jackson jr. had problems, lots of well-documented problems in the past few months but winning this election was never expected to be one of them, tonight we can confirm that he remains at the mayo clinic in minnesota he voted by absentee ballot and there was no party for him so that's why we have been here talking with these constituents i just want to tell you a few minutes ago i did get a text message from his spokesperson and i will read it back to you know, the tax says my deep and sincere thanks to the people of the second congressional district i am humbled and moved by the support shown today, every day i t
announced she is not going to campaign in 2012 for barack obama. >> host: the role of jesse jackson in president president s early political career. >> guest: that's very up known. i was very fortunate in being able to find about that. jesse jackson is still a highly regarded figure in the african-american community in chicago. and when obama started running for the u.s. senate, he was advised to go to jackson and get some help from jackson regarding foreign policy issues, domestic policy issues, but even more important, his speaking -- his oratory needed some work and they thought jesse could help him. and jackson agreed to do so. and every saturday for a whole year, barack obama was invited to the push rainbow meeting that jackson held, where jackson worked with obama on his oratory and his delivery of speeches, and he improved tremendously. guess what? since he was elected president, president barack obama has not invited jesse jackson to the white house once. he is totally, completely cut himself off from jesse jackson. no one seems to know exactly why, except that it appears th
east back from the brink. chip reid on the resignation of congressman jesse jackson, jr. the target of an ethics investigation. scott pelley with the c.e.o. of goldman sachs warning of the dangers of the fiscal cliff. >> what you won't repair is people's attitudes towards the united states. >> glor: and dean reynolds on why there's a smaller bounty to share with the hungry this thanksgiving. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> glor: good evening. scott's off tonight. i'm jeff glor. i eight days of bomb blasts and a celebration in gaza tonight after israel and hamas agreed to a cease-fire. a deal was announced in cairo by secretary of state hillary clinton and egypt's foreign minister. israel agreed to stop air strikes in gaza, where at least 161 palestinians have been killed since last wednesday. hamas promised to stop firing rockets which have killed five israelis. there were fears the deal might not happen after a bomb went off on a bus in tel aviv this morning. 27 people were hurt, no one has claimed responsibility. we have reports fro
aldermen sandy jackson's vote. it's a budget that i think fundamentally balances our budget but it does it by not raising property taxes, not raising sales tax not raising the energy tax. 9 million more would be invested in early childhood education after-school programs and jobs children's eye exams and programs to address domestic violence. her husband congressman jesse jackson is still absent from congress as a cloud of federal investigation surrounds them. missing another city council meeting that makes two in a row for this month alone. impatient politicians appear to want the congressman to come forward with the truth about his campaign finances for the sake of the second district. if it's beyond a health issue its and urgency and necessity for the congressman to come to terms with the fact that he has to make a decision very very soon. out of respect for his constituents. as city hall sympathy seemed to lie with sandy jackson as the alderman wife and mother who is keeping everything at tied both professionally and personally she has the worst attendance record of any aldermen ye
coming up and developing right now, jesse jackson jr. resigning from congress two weeks after winning re-election to the house of representatives. the fallout from washington, dc, all ahead, unless breaking news changes everything. first from fox at 3:00, we are now an hour into a cease-fire between israel and hamas. the two sides reached a deal today after a week of rocket attacks and missile strikes and bombings that killed an israeli soldier, palestinian militant and dozens of civilians. egypt's foreign minister announced this in cairo alongside secretary of state, hillary clinton. in jerusalem, the israeli prime minister, binyamin netanyahu, confirmed the deal saying that he had agreed to give the cease-fire a chance after speaking with president obama. secretary of state, hillary clinton said the united states and egypt will work together in working toward long-term peace in the middle east. listen. >> the united states welcomes the agreement today if a cease-fire in gaza, and now a broader calm returns. >> the truce is hours after a bomb tore through a bus near israel's defense min
guess we don't get a third whammy. >> no. >> bill, thanks so much. >>> well, congressman jesse jackson jr. won re-election but could lose with the feds? and election loser alan west will not go quietly. >>> plus, today former congresswoman gabby giffords goes face to face with the man who tried to assassinate her. details are next. you're watching "early today." >>> plenty of other stories making news this morning. the "chicago sun-times" reports that illinois congressman jesse jackson jr. is talking with federal prosecutors about a possible plea deal. jackson easily won re-election tuesday while being treated at the mayo clinic for bipolar disorder and depression. the feds are looking into whether jackson may have improperly used campaign funds pay for decorating his home. >>> today, for the first time after she was gunned down exactly 22 months ago, former arizona congresswoman gabby giffords will come face to face with the man who tried to assassinate her. jared loughner will be sentenced to life without parole after pleading guilty to the murders of six people and the wounding of 1
news now. >>> reports out of chicago say lawyers for congressman jesse jackson jr. are in the midst of negotiating a possible plea deal with the justice department. the feds are reportedly focusing on whether or not jackson used campaign money to renovate the family home in washington, fly a mistress to chicago and buy a $40,000 rolex for a female acquaintance. his office says jackson is being treated for bipolar disorder at mayo clinic. despite his absence for the last five months from public view, jackson was reelected this week. he got 63% of the vote. >>> there is new information coming in about the sudden resignation of cia director david petraeus. in turning in his resignation letter, president us where admitted he'd had an extramarital a -- petraeus admitted he'd had an extramarital affair according to the associated press. it's not clear what the fbi was looking for or when it discovered the affair or when the affair even happened. petraeus has been married 37 years, though, and he issued a statement today calling the affair a case of extremely poor judgment and unacceptable
that the administrator of the epa, lisa jackson, has used private e-mail accounts under a fake name and in her case, a different gender, one corresponding with other government officials. the question is whether that is obfuscating or impeding the public ability to monitor her communications which we are entitled to do. congressman andy harris is the chairman of the science and environment subcommittee. thank you for being here, mr. chairman. you are among the lawmakers who are unhappy with this use of the name richard windsor. to conduct official business. epa says this is no big deal, people have been doing this since president bush was president and you're making much ado about nothing? >> is very worrisome that lisa jackson felt that she had to use a pseudonym to communicate with other people in the government, knowing full well that congress and their oversight ability would be requesting records of official e-mail. megyn: they say that the richard windsor, and why did she use that name? they claim that the name came from a family dog. [laughter] megyn: they treated it like they would treat a
difficulties ] >> bill: kongman, jesse jackson, jr. has retired. john stanton will be with us. great lineup today, but first. >> some of the headlines making news on this monday. president obama and his daughter went out on saturday to a block store in arlington, virginia. he consulted his blackberry and bought 15 books for his friends and family. unlike michelle who is said to spent hours on shopping. >> he is a professional guy. mission accomplished. >> notre dame is heading to the bcs national championship game. they went undefeated for the season and now awaiting the winner for the sec championship. they'll likely face either alabama or georgia in that game. >> they will play either alabama or georgia. role tide. >> instan gram broke a already for the number of pictures up loaded on thanksgiving day. a total of 10 million uploads on the social sharing program. >> bill: there are people who will never take a bite before they take a picture. whatever course it is. >> peter is shaking his head. >> shut up and eat your food. >> i'll admit i put up some instagram photos of food
obama. congressman jesse jackson junior will not be released from the mayo clinic before election day. jackson has already voted by absentee ballot and has no plans for a public appearance on election night. jackson was recently re-admitted to the clinic for treatment of bi-polar disorder. he also suffers from gastro- intestinal problems. he has not campaigned since taking a medical leave of absence in june. next we go live to the new york stock exchange. how some financial giants in lower manhattan will operate while waiting for their offices to dry out in the wake of hurricane sandy. and later in lunchbreak the chef from river north's zed 451 is here with his savory recipe for roasted butternut squash with bacon vinaigrette. at was me... the day i learned i had to start insulin for my type 2 diabetes. me... thinking my only option was the vial and syringe dad used. and me... discovering once-daily levemir® flexpen®. flexpen® is prefilled. doesn't need refrigeration for up to 42 days. no drawing from a vial. dial the exact dose. inject by pushing a button. flexpen® is insulin del
making news this morning. the "chicago sun times" reports illinois congressman jesse jackson jr. is talking with federal prosecutors about a possible plea deal. jackson easily won re-election tuesday while being treated at the mayo clinic for bipolar disorder and depression. the feds are looking into whether jackson may have improperly used campaign funds to pay for decorating his home. >>> today for the first time since she was gunned down exactly 22 months ago, former arizona congresswoman gabrielle giffords will come face to face with the man who tried to assassinate her. jared loughner will be sentenced to life without parole after pleading guilty to the murders of six people and the wounding of 13 others. giffords husband, mark kelly, will also be in court reading a letter on his wife's behalf. >>> the election in florida is still too close to call in the presidential contest. and in another florida race, republican congressman alan west is demanding a recount despite the fact that he's trailing democrat patrick murphy by nearly 2,500 votes considered outside the margin for
-elected jesse jackson john your makes a huge decision. >> shannon: illinois congressman jesse jackson junior resigned, marking an end to a turbulent year for jackson. the trouble might not be over. mike tobin has the latest from chicago. >> i'd like to associate myself with the concerns -- >> in a letter to house speaker john boehner the former congressman jesse jackson junior prioritizes his health as the reason he is stepping down. he does acknowledge the investigation that dogged him. writing i have made my share of mistakes and aware of the ongoing federal investigation in my activities and doing my best to address the situation responsibly. cooperate with investigators and accept responsibility for my mistakes. they are my mistakes and mine alone. they talk about skimming campaign found remodel his house and buy expensive jewelry for a mist res. he was investigated by the investigating committee after being caught up in the blagojevich scandal. he met with businessmen who raise money for blagojevich if jackson were appointed to the senate seat vacated by president obama in 2008. >> they
outrageous media bias. and a candidate to fill jesse jackson jr.'s seat. small problem, he's a falcon, had sefelon, sowhat am i missin? is this the guy democrats want tomy consider for congress straight ahead. then i read an article about a study that looked at the long term health benefits of taking multivitamins. they used centrum silver for the study... so i guess my wife was right. [ male announcer ] centrum. always your most complete. i heard you guys can ship ground for less than the ups store. that's right. i've learned the only way to get a holiday deal is to camp out. you know we've been open all night. is this a trick to get my spot? [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. save on ground shipping at fedex office. i took my son fishing every year. we had a great spot, not easy to find, but worth it. but with copd making it hard to breathe, i thought those days might be over. so my doctor prescribed symbicort. it helps significantly improve my lung function starting within five minutes. symbicort doesn't replace a rescue inhaler for sudden symptoms. with symbicort, today
." call or click today. >>> one of the jackson brothers trying to change his famous last name, or at least the way that it's spelled. jermaine is petitioning a california court to change the last name -- the spelling of his last name to s-u-n rather than s-o-n. jackson, who's been touring with his brothers and promoting his book about his brother michael jackson says he wants to change the name for artistic reasons. >>> here's something out of this world. scientists believe they found a family of planets that may be capable of supporting life. one is so big it is called super earth. scientists delivered the planet in 2008 orbiting an orange star. it is roughly 42 light years away. this is an artist's rendering of the planet. scientists say it is a rocky world. at least seven times the size of earth. they believe it can contain water on the surface, which is necessary for life. >> do you think there are scientists who say i was thinking about hd40 -- >> just call it paul or something. keep it simple. >>> an nba great compares playing basketball with the president to playing with michael jor
. >>> illinois congressman jesse jackson jr. may be about to resign just days after being re-elected. our chicago station reports jackson is negotiating a plea deal. he is accused of misusing campaign funds. jay levine reports jackson would give up his seat and may have to go to prison. >> reporter: sightings of jackson, once a rising star of the democratic party, have been rare since he began treatment for a bipolar disorder back in june. a photo with a visiting colleague at the mayo clinic. another outside his home in washington. and video of him closing the blinds after spotting a cameraman. while the congressman splits his time between his washington, d.c., home and mayo in minnesota, high powered defense attorney dan webb, a former top prosecutor himself, has been the point person for jackson in talks with the justice department. negotiating a deal that would include jackson resigning for health reasons, pleading guilty to charges involving misuse of campaign funds, and paying back contributions that were converted to personal use such as home furnishings, improper travel and gifts. at least
of events for congressman jesse jackson jr. after months out of the public eye. today he resigned. and for the first time acknowledged that he is the subject of a federal investigation. a live report on that is next. plus, a couple months ago president obama said he could not call egypt an ally tonight he is praising the egyptian president for a cease-fire in the middle east. we will look at where things stand with a crucial partner. plus. [cheers] >> it's up to egypt to keep the peace between hamas and israel. but now egyptian leaders are dealing with violence in their own country. that's coming up on "the fox report" with free giveaways to the first 100 customers each day, hourly prize drawings plus you can get back up to $100 in bonus bass bucks with purchase. can i still ship a gift in time r christmas? yeah, sure you can. great. where's your gift? uh... whew. [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. ship fedex express by december 22nd for christmas delivery. >> shepard: night vision cameras fending off a pack of wolves. top story as we go around the world in 80 secon
protection... citing her role as honorary consul to south korea. wgn has learned that alderman sandi jackson is back in washington d-c. she got there last night because of a family health issue not related to her husband jesse jackson jr. she usually goes to d.c. on weekends, but left early because of the family health issue. sandi jackson was absent from yesterday's budget vote at city hall. jackson called in sick yesterday, making this her second missed budget vote. a year after metra's biggest fare hike ever, the transit agency board may be coming back for more- raising fares once again. the board voted a short time ago. and they voted 72 to raise the price of the tickets by 11 percent. the riders said they were unhappy with the decision but they said they have no choice. they have no option but to commute into the city each day. the company that makes twinkies and ho-ho's announced this morning it's going out of business. thousands of employees are out of a job. wgn's judy wang reports from the hostess factory in schiller park. a big blow just days before thanksgiving. hostess set a de
way for a possible plea deal for congressman jesse jackson jr., who is currently being treated for bipolar disorder. the fbi is investigating jackson for using campaign funds for personal purchases. but jackson coasted to victory on tuesday, retaining his congressional seat, despite his absence on the campaign trail. >>> a new development this morning in the case of the tennis umpire accused of bludgeoning her 80-year-old husband with a coffee cup. an initial test shows lois goodman's dna was not on the shattered cup in the home where her husband died. her attorney says it bolstered the claim that alan goodman fell down the stairs while holding that cup. >>> and chris stephens the late ambassador to libya was honored last night at an awards ceremony. secretary of state hillary clinton called stevens the best of what america embodied. she held hands with his sister, ann, as she accepted the humanitarian award she accepted on her brother's behalf. >>> we could see the new face of the bush political dynasty. george p. bush has filed papers in texas to run for office there. he is t
. no democrat has made a move to seriously challenge her. >> the seventh award alderman sandy jackson's get the city council meeting this morning and is not commenting on a wall street report she may have been involved in spending campaign cash on furniture for their home. >> the latest information about the fed's going after sandy jackson says to me that plea negotiations somehow got derailed. there was a sticking point, do not know what it is. maybe he does not want to do jail time and they are pushing jail time. congressman jackson remains in minnesota. >>he used taxpayer financed office to conduct private business. former speakers are allowed to use government office five years after they have stepped up. it is illegal for them to use the office for commercial purposes. use his office to conduct research on a commercial venture. the former controller of dixon of illinois guilty. >> the numbers in this story are staggering. one of the biggest abuses of public trust in the history of illinois. $53.7 million stolen over a period of about two decades. prosecutors say that she is the mon
future. why jesse jackson jr.'s troubles may be far from over. new reaction from a live report. >>> plus, a judge rules on the future of hostess. what will happen to the maker of those tasty twinkies? are they down for the count? find out. heather: we have a fox news alert for you, dense fog being blamed for a 50 vehicle pile-up in jefferson county, texas. reports say that at least 35 people are injured, no reports of any deaths so far. shutting down, though, interstate 10 in both directions. this happened around 8:00 this morning. you can take a look at some video of the pile-up right there. once again these are live pictures. no deaths being reported from this, but about 35 injuries so far. so a traffic snarl for all those people there in texas trying to get home for the holidays. rick: that's too bad. we'll keep an eye on that and bring you more information as we get it. >>> right now, though, a congressman's fall. jesse jackson jr.'s resignation from congress might spell the end of a political career that once held so much promise. but it hardly means that his troubles are over. stil
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that. it is andrew jackson. and first of all, how often did you look for the little story at the beginning that -- frankly, a lot of them i never heard. >> if you didn't hear of them i'm very impressed. we did. and i cap say that i was the one personally going through the archives and doing it. it was one of the decisions i made to try to make it as non historical as possible, to make it as journalistic as possible. and it is -- device we use in journalism to find the little nugget, the little anecdote that gives -- reveals something about the guy's character. it is a device you use in journalism, lead little. lead with some little wonderful nugget, anecdote, that gives you an insight ask draws the reader in. and we begin in the case of andrew jackson with a story of him in a duel, dean fending his wife's honor at which he had to do a number of times. before he -- went to the presidency. >> you say -- the fellow's name is charles dickinson who was 27 years old and had already killed 26 people in duels. who is his opponent if >> andrew jackson. >> what was -- what was the r
leave for months, congressman jesse jackson, jr. appears on the verge of making a deal with federal prosecutors. well very more on that when we come back. >>> just about 5:09 on this monday morning. veterans day here, the legal veterans day. yesterday was actually veterans day, but today many of us are off. here's your weather. we'll start off with sunshine. clouds will thicken up as you go throughout the day. look foe high -- for highs mid- to upper 60s. probably won't get to 70 because of the cloud cover but a lot warmer than what's coming for the rest of the week. here's monika with timesaver traffic. >>> accident cleanup continues on the southbound side of 395 along the right side just out of this camera shot. not affecting traffic. no hov restrictions heading up to the 14th street bridge. i'll be back with more traffic at 5:16. >>> the piths are unbelieve -- the pictures are unbelievable. authorities in indianapolis say dozens of homes will basically have to be torn down after a huge explosion. they still don't know what caused it at this point. the blast did kill two people an
times, your hometown paper. jesse jackson jr. is holding talks. folks hinted over this. this is over his alleged misuse of campaign funds. he easily won re-election on tuesday night with 64% of the vote even though he's undergoing treatment. >> front page news. >> it's a big deal. he is undergoing treatment at mayo clinic for bipolar disorder. >> and there is a whole deal with blagojevich and that scandal. >>> "the new york daily news" has a forry about an effort to make puerto rico the 51st state. puerto rican voters approved a nonbinding referendum to change the island status from u.s. territory to a state. in one ballot question, 61% said they wanted to achieve statehood. then another question, 46% said they prefer to remain a commonwealth. so since it's a majority there, congress actually gets to decide what happens next here. but it's interesting that the people, the younger people are speaking up for statehood now. >> it is the younger people? >> a huge, huge number of young people would like to see it become a state. >> all right. you want to find out more about this, an expanded
misconduct, congressman jesse jackson jr. is officially calling it quits. jackson turned in his resignation letter citing his deteriorating health. he easily won re-election just days ago while still hospitalized for bipolar disorder. jackson is reportedly facing a federal investigation into possible misuse of campaign funds. >>> also this morning, the family of hector, macho co-macho is deciding whether or not the former boxing champ should be removed in life support. doctors said he was expected to survive after shot tuesday night in the face in puerto rico but the champ did take a sudden turn for the worse. the outlook is not good. >>> and in lighter news, an extremely talented young football star has become a major internet sensation. she is 9-year-old samantha gordon or sam, as she likes to be called, the only girl playing on her utah peewee football team. >> you may have heard this. the running back rushed for more than 2000 yards and 30 touchdowns. general mills put her face on a wheaties box. she explains what she likes best about playing football. >> being a girl out there and keep
with local leaders about the priorities of this district with a me congressman jesse jackson junior will stay in office, despite staying out of the public eye for several months. he won in a landslide victory over republican challenger brian woodworth and independent marcus lewis. jackson did not make any public appearances last night. but he did release a statement to his supporters, saying. i am humbled and moved by the support shown today. everyday, i think about your needs and concerns. once the doctors approve my return to work i will continue to be the progressive fighter you have known for years. yesterday's election returns were a vote for the status quo. while republicans held the house, democrats maintained their hold on the senate. the democrats picked up at least two new seats. and a third republican seat in maine went independent, and effectively democrat, assuming the new senator, angus king, caucuses with the democrats. w-g-n political analyst paul lisnek has been here since yesterday. he's in the newsroom with a closer look at what happened last night. i think one
jesse jackson junior may also be in talks with federal prosecutors for a plea deal. wgn's tonya francisco reports from city hall with details. he may have also bought a $40,000 gift for a female friend with campaign money. that is on top of the house ethics investigation on whether he offered to raise money for the girl is in exchange for being appointed to obama's old senate seat. pictures of him were released while he was receiving treatment for bipolar disorder over the summer. he has been spotted hanging out in a couple of washington d.c. bars after being released. >> a series of events came together in my life at the same time. they have been difficult to sort through. i'm human. i'm doing my best and i'm trying to sort through them all. >> just give the man a chance to heal. >> his father and his wife even she was missing in action from today's city council meeting. >> if reports are true that jackson is indeed working on a plea deal with federal prosecutors and if those negotiations are successful he could possibly keep his seat in congress. state representative-elec
who died last year. >> jesse jackson may be negotiating a plea deal with the justice department that would force him to resign from office. he's under investigation for allegedly misusing campaign funds. he served in congress for 17 years and easily won re-election to another term last week. jackson has been treated at the mayo clinic in minnesota since june for bipolar disorder and depression. >>> the winner at the weekend box office was bond, james bond. at more than $87 million in ticket sales. and then "ralph" was second and "flight" came in third. and the blue dress that judy garland wore in "wizard of oz" sold at auction. it was part of a two day auction of hollywood items in beverly hills over the weekend. i'm terrell brown. this is the "cbs morning news". [ female announcer ] nothing leaves you feeling cleaner and fresher than the cottonelle care routine. try it. then name it. but what about your wrinkles? neutrogena® rapid wrinkle repair visibly reduces fine lines and wrinkles in just one week. why wait if you don't have to. neutrogena®. so ditch the brown bag for som
. >> hallie jackson has more. >> we have been listening to the candidates make to cases but today it is the voices of the voters that will be the loudest. romney.l blow for romn >> i think we need more of a change in a positive direction for the economy. >> she feels this year she could make a difference. >> i want to make sure my voice is heard. >> the presidential candidates urged supporters to make their voices heard. there was last-minute campaigning in wisconsin, in hampshire, and iowa. some 30 million people have already cast their ballots. >> it is a privilege that we have and we need to take advantage of it. >> both president obama and mitt romney are keeping up their closing arguments today. mitt romney will be in ohio and pennsylvania. the president will be in chicago today. >> when can we expect results? >> we will see the first of the big battleground states close at 7:00 p.m., virginia. then ohio and florida. did not expect the networks to call this before 11:00 p.m. eastern when almost all the states will wrap up except for alaska. they have talked about the importan
romney with more than 300 electoral votes. hallie jackson joins us live this morning. .t doesn't matter about florida >> president obama is waking up this morning a winner. he is waking up in chicago this morning. [cheers] the first family waves to an ecstatic crowd in chicago. >> thank you. >> as supporters cheered in times square and in front of 1600 pennsylvania avenue. but the crowd fell silent in boston, where mitt romney supporters found his candidate did not earn enough votes to earn the white house. >> i wish i was able to lead the country in a different direction. but the nation chose another leader. we join with you to pray for him and for this great nation. >> romney called for bipartisanship. >> we cannot risk partisan bickering. >> a sentiment echoed by the president. >> whether i earned your vote or not, i have listened to you. i have learned from you. you have made me a better president. >> the president promised to work with congress, he vowed -- >> we remain more that a collection of red states and blue states. we are and forever will be the united states of america. >>
of issues. >> hallie jackson joins us live to begin our coverage. florida is too close to call but it will not matter. >> president obama knows where his home will be for the next four years. it will be here in washington after waking up in chicago this morning. the first family ways to an ecstatic crowd in chicago. >> thank you. >> as supporters cheered in times square and in front of 1600 pennsylvania avenue. the crowd fell silent in boston where mitt romney supporters found his candidate did not earn enough votes to earn the white house. >> i wish i was able to lead the country in a different direction. we join with you to pray for him and for this great nation. >> romney called for bipartisanship. >> cannot risk partisan bickering. >> whether i earned your vote or not, i have listened to you. i have learned from you. you have made me a better president. >> the president promised to work with congress, he vowed -- >> we remain more that a collection of red states and blue states. we are and forever will be the united states of america. >> senator harry reid and john boehner
talking about. can you believe it? it's not phil jackson. we're going to tell you who it was. good morning, everybody. welcome back to "early start." it's 28 minutes after the hour. i'm alina cho. >> and i'm alison kosik. john berman and zoraida sambolin are off today. it is 28 minutes past the hour. we're learning more this morning about the dramatic yawn fall of cia director david petraeus after an affair with his biographer. it's triggered new questions about an fbi investigation and demands from lawmakers concerned about a possible breach of national security. cnn's barbara star is following developments for us. she's live at the pentagon. barbara, good morning. talk to us about the timing of this investigation. >> well, good morning, alison. apparently it all started several months ago when the fbi began investigating a complaint about harassing e-mails a woman was receiving. those e-mails were tracked back to paula broadwell. so, the investigation proceeds. by all accounts, no evidence of any security breach at this point. but, it's the timing that is raising questions. it was electi
. jesse jackson striking a deal with the feds. but first, to the senate where a record number of women -- 20 of them -- will hold the title u.s. senator next year compared to the 15 seats held by women right now. five new women senators joined the pack. the senate also saw a slight gain in minorities. five minority senators will now hold seats next year as opposed to four right now. two new senators elect are responsible for the change. hawaii's hirono. republicans held on to their majority but they will be made up of more white men next year by losses of women incumbents and minority incumbent members. only one african-american and five latinos will remain in the gop conference. that assumes -- and if allen west does in fact lose his re-election campaign, he's demanding a recount. only one minority republican was newly elected on tuesday. mullen from oklahoma. he is a cherokee native american. that's compared to 17 minority democrats that were elected. >>> speaking of the house democratic caucus, look at this. white men no longer make up a majority of house democrats. when the new con
if left untreated. >>> two weeks after winning his tenth term in congress, jesse jackson jr. resigned. jackson cited his ongoing treatment for bipolar disorder and admitted to, quote, my share of mistakes. jackson's resignation amid a committee vegs into dealings with impressined former governor blah voi given. >>> the violence in syria continues. rebel leaders say 40 people killed in an air strike on a key hospital in the city of aleppo. this is not the first time the hospital's been hit. earlier an artillery shell mitt the maternity ward. >>> warning sirens sound in southern israel but to this point the cease-fire between the israeli government and hamas militants brokered by the united states held firm. martin fletchers live in tel aviv. good day. any blairing of sirens or quiet of late? >> reporter: good morning. it's been very quiet. there were two sirens, alarm that went off earlier this morning, turned out they were believed to be false alarms. so far, so good. the cease-fire went into effect at 9:00 local time last night, which is about 17 hours ago, and it's pretty quiet. of
jesse jackson jr. who easily won re-election to his illinois house seat last week. jackston has left the mayo clinic for the second time. no word yet on where he is headed or what he might head back to work. he has been on leaf since june for treatment of bipolar disorder. >> the governor of the state saying it is time for him to speak. >>> on the heels of veterans day, boost of monthly benefit checks for vets next year. increases payments 1.7% for 4 million veterans and survivors. the measure headed to the president was held up for weeks because of objections from a republican send nor whose i dent team was not revealed. >> no paycheck quite big enough for what the guys have done. >>> other news this morning, two snow boarders stranded on a mountain since sun day are boek ho -- back home this morning in amazingly good shape. crews said they had to swim through sloppy chest high snow to reach the two men. hunkered in a snow cave, a few crackers, after taking a wide turn during whiteout conditions. >> the weather changed. we thought one thing looked like where we went. we took a hard
it at the top of the show. a plane crashing into a neighborhood in jackson, mississippi, right into the house that is now in flames. a woman inside managed to escape just in time by jumping out the window. witnesses say they could hear the plane's engine sputtering in the moments before the crash. the three people onboard were killed. in the bitter irony, they were flying to a safety conference being held by the faa. >>> and two washington snowboarders are finally safe this morning, after two nights stranded on mt. rainier. the two got caught in a sudden blizzard with no overnight gear and only a few crackers to eat. but after calling 911, they managed to build a snow cave and hunker down. >> you guys hunker together for a while? >> yes, we did. >> yeah. >> there was a little bit of spooning. >> not going to lie. >> a little bit of spooning to keep warm, right? >> exactly. >> what stays in the cave, stays in the cave. >> the rescue teams fought their way through chest-high snow to bring them dry clothes and snow shoes for the trip down the mountain. >>> and the furor of the power outages asso
"pop news," shall we? good morning, everybody. we begin with michael jackson. fans will be so thankful this thanksgiving, a new documentary airing on abc this thursday night celebrating the 25th anniversary of michael jackson's chart-popping "bad" album. this is the very first look, right here right now, some of the scenes and footage that award-winning producer spike lee used to make the sound and also the tour that went along with it. it was pivotal in his career. the best music of jackson's career came from. in the style of a great pop song. you can catch the documentary 9:30 on abc thursday night. >> ooh. >> yeah, love michael jackson. >> my kids love that. they still watch that music video all the time. they would love to see that documentary. >>> big news in san francisco. city lawmakers will vote on business that would prohibit public nudity. a group of men who like to congregate in the buff. and a supervisor who represents where those men congregate. this name is scott wiener. and wiener's proposal would bake it illegal for anything over the age of 5 to get naked in public or u
was identified as andre jackson of southeast d.c. police are still looking for his killer. >> howard university students want to know what the school is going to -- doing to keep them safe after a student was sexually assaulted on campus. there will be a town hall meeting meeting. a 17-year-old is seen here in surveillance got into a third floor room and attacked a student at knifepoint. >> that really hit home for us. it was -- i couldn't sleep that same night. >> howard officials haven't said how exactly he was able to get into the dorm room. students suspect it was because security procedures involving i.d. checks were not being enforced. >> eleanor holmes norton focusing on public safety issues tonight walking the mall. she will use it to look at police presence lighting and other measures. she started the annual walk on the mall after several were robbed in a matter of weeks in 2006. >> 4:51 is the time on monday. 40 degrees. >> up next a look at the weekend becomes office. seewashington's new movie >> good morning to you. 4:53. let's check in with jackie on the force
melinda jackson. >> you are associate professor of political science at san jose state. what went wrong for romney in the states that were must-wins for him. >> the polls were right on this year. despite some skepticism about how well they would perform. the romney campaign did maintain until the end they thought they were going to win in the end those electoral college projections turned out to be right on. it wasn't that close. i think it was a good night for democrats. turnout helps democrats and the democratic ground game was a big fact for in that this year. >> the demographics of the democratic victory also important. is this something we are going to see as maybe future outcomes for races like this? >> yes, i think that's the other big story coming out of this. the demographics of the country are ranging -- are changing. we are a more diverse country particularly for young voters who are just entering the political system, the democrats have such an advantage among young voters we are seeing voter turnout is increasing among young voters. they still vote less than older voters bu
key and jackson in san jose. eastbound mckey shut or closed i should say,$r4 o westbound getting through. westbound dumbarton earlier accident at toll cleared, things should be picking up there as you make your way on the dumbarton bridge. >>> ahead, five things to know before you go. >>> abc7 morning news returns >>> live look at the san mateo bridge traffic slow no accidents on this bridge. certainly, there are a lot of issues on the roads this morning. sue tracking a lot of accidents because of the rain. that rain moving all around mike has one final check in a second. >>> five things to know before you go: number one, getaway day for many seeing slick roads, traffic moderate, riddled with problems like spin-outs and rollovers due to the slick, wet roads. >> number two, skies will be busy today for the holiday getaway, live look at sfo outside the terminal, looks like it is drying off a little, going to be busy. passengers packing in long lines inside as people fly out for the thanksgiving holiday. they aren't seeing weather delays they saw yesterday. faa having an issue with their we
moment tarle but we wanted to follow up about jesse jackson jr. retiring from congress. he has smit his letter of resignation to speaker john boehner. they confirmed that today and he write it is move will set off a scrammle to fill the seat in the chicago area. pat quinn will have five days from the effective date of the resignation to announce the time of the special election. jesse jackson jr. resigning his seat in congress. we'll keep you posted on that. and we said we would take you live to the united nations at 3:00 this afternoon. that has been pushed back likely in response to the news of the ceasefire in israel today. that has been pushed to 3:30 eastern. we will take you there once it gets under way. >> james on our 65 and over line. good afternoon, sir. caller: i'm 85-year-old and i was living good up until the last four years off of my retirement. but in the last four years the cost of living has gone up so much that i can't make it. i have to get out and get odd jobs to buy groceries. and this -- the first of this year i got a 1.7 increase in social security and cost of liv
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